i have recently purchased an EVO, and have heard of the somewhat poor battery life. i would hate to limit my capabilities by reducing the functionality of the phone, so i was looking towards some method of getting more power to the phone. i just cant find a definitive answer as to what option i should choose. here is what i have considered, along with my likes and concerns for each: 1.get a high capacity battery. pros: much more talk time without having to clunk around a charger of some sort. also the replacement cover for the battery i was looking at (seidio 3500) in a small way protects the camera, but no more than a decent case would. cons: according to batteryboss, the rated amount of the battery could be a bit lower than advertised, but even this is not my greatest concern. the biggest drawback to me is i have yet to hear of any case you could put around the phone with the extended battery, meaning i would have to leave the evo plain for the most part, save a screen protector. 2. get a charger. what i mean by this is like one of the chargers that itself has a battery and is used to charge the device if away from a power source. pros: this would be quite useful in the fact i would be able to put any case i wanted on the phone, and would only need to plug this thing in when i ran low, allowing me to breeze through the day. i was looking at something like the IMP880 or IMP1000, which has a crazy high Mah (11000). this means less time looking for an outlet more time enjoying my phone. cons: this option would mean i would have to carry this charger in addition to my phone, and for the most part i am not too far from an outlet, this just gives me the option to have it close or charge while out in the woods. it would be rediculous looking if i tried to hold the phone with this thing charging the phone up to my ear, making it slightly inconvenient. i would also have to take note that this charger's battery might not be up to its full Mah, but not a big concern at 11000, unless its only half that, which i doubt. 3. buy an additional battery pros: this allows me to just carry a spare battery around and when i need it just pop one out put the other in. it adds no bulk to the back of the phone, again allowing me to pick the case of my choice. i have no doubt 2 batteries would get me through the day. cons: depending on the case i get, this can be a slight inconvenience or a very annoying task during my day. i for some reason like the bulkier yet more protective cases, which means i would have to strip this thing down often to swap the battery out. i would also have to buy a battery charger for the other battery when not in use so i don't have to swap between batteries to charge them. so my main questions are these: 1.if you have an evo, and don't really restrict the usage, how long does it last? if it lasts a good deal of the day, i might not bother with any of them. if it lasts for less than 6 hours, i will most likely not do the 2 battery option. 2. has anyone heard of a case that will fit the extended battery cover? 3. if you had to choose between bigger battery and not having a case or having a case and getting an external charger, which would you choose? if you can think of any other battery option (besides turning everything off in the phone), please let me know. i really want to enjoy this phone for a while, and it would hurt the experience to not be able to use it for very long at a time without charging. thank you in advance!!!!